Attaching things to random places on the boat seems like a common occurrence. If you get a towel wet, you hang it on a lifeline to dry. When the sun is melting you and your guests in the cockpit, you rig up a sheet to stave off the solar radiation. Have a line that is in the way, tie it up so it doesn’t become a problem. Up until last year, this was accomplished with bungees, clothes pins, or other fixers which inevitably failed, were lost, or just generally took more work to use than they should. Then I stumbled across Fix Clips, and I don’t need anything else.
Clips are not as glamorous as the other things I usually write about, but Fix Clips are a work of art from the engineering perspective. The clips have a white control or grip part, and an orange grab part. The orange part is where the magic happens – able to grip from as small as a lifeline, up to 1.25″ stainless tubing and hold something very heavy, very tightly and in a “locked” position.
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